The Message Box

Dan Pfeiffer
A newsletter about political and message strategy
Created 08 Jul 2020
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  • Stuff You Should Read - Sept 17, 2021
    17 Sep 2021about 22 hours ago • < 1 min read • 15 5
    Welcome to this week’s edition of “Stuff You Should Read.” Share The Message Box “Communicating on Abortion Bans: A Guide for Advocates” by Navigator Research “Newsom’s winning recall strategy offers ...
  • The Political Folly of Siding with Pharma
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 33 7
    With the narrowest of majorities, a complex set of policy issues, and huge differences between moderates and progressives, the path to the biggest, boldest piece of progressive legislation in recent m...
  • The California Recall and the GOP's Anti-Vax Arms Race
    15 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 29 10
    In Friday’s Message Box, I wrote about the politics of President Biden’s recent announcement pushing for vaccine mandates for federal workers. Since that post, the Republican reaction has been even mo...
  • Recall Day Q&A Thread
    14 Sep 2021 83 108
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  • Joe Biden, Mandates, and Building a Coalition of the Vaxxed
    10 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 28 7
    By all measures, Joe Biden had a shitty August. It was a neverending torrent of bad news that hurt his political standing. The shitty August bled into September with more bad news and the President st...
  • Stuff You Should Read - Sept 8, 2021
    08 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 5
    Welcome to this week’s edition of “Stuff You Should Read.” Share The Message Box “Amid Texas Abortion Ban, Voters Strongly Support Reproductive Rights” by Devi Ruia and Levi Blank, Data for Progress “...
  • Vulnerable Dems Need to Run With, Not From, Biden
    07 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 25 2
    On paper, August is the month that Washington, DC shuts down. Congress is out of town. It’s when presidents — and their staff — try to take some time off. It never really works out that way. Events ha...
  • Stuff You Should Read - September 3, 2021
    03 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 0
    Welcome to this week’s edition of “Stuff You Should Read” Share The Message Box “Republicans Are Turning Activists Into Enforcers” by Michelle Goldberg, New York Times Over the last several years, Rep...
  • Our Rigged Political System Comes for Roe
    02 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 39 4
    Progressive activists have been warning us that our increasingly radical Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade for decades. Those warnings grew louder after Justice Anthony Kennedy retired and was ...
  • Thursday Q&A Thread
    02 Sep 2021 135 127
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